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E-learning Ready, Set, Make the change: European Solidarity Corps Online Course – Phase III

Dates: 1-31 May 2020

Venue: Online, United Kingdom

Eligible are 1000 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 21st April 2020

A free online course which allows people interested in the European Solidarity Corps to learn about the programme opportunities in a flexible way. A perfect opportunity for learning in between work or travels, enrol now (no application required)!

General Description

Ready, Set, Make the change! Open Online Course launch for European Solidarity Course

We are super excited to announce that we have launched the third phase of the Open Online Course for the European Solidarity Corps!

So far we have over 1000 participants from across Europe enrolled to take part in learning more about the European Solidarity Corps.

More than just an online tutorial, the European Solidarity Corps Open Online Course allows learners to interact through discussion forums where questions and good practice ideas can be shared.

Following the completion of each course unit, there are activities for learners to complete in order to test knowledge of the topics covered. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a Youthpass certificate.

In this course we’ll focus on the following 7 main objectives:

  • learning the essentials of the European Solidarity Corps;
  • discovering the format and practice of Volunteering projects;
  • discovering the essence of the Solidarity project and the main steps to start it;
  • exploring opportunities of Traineeships and Jobs;
  • understanding ways to support young people within different types of projects;
  • exploring how to prepare to apply for a European Solidarity Corps project as an organisation or a group of young people;
  • discovering how to apply for a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

UK National Agency

Co-organiser(s):

  • European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course Omnia vincit music: Youth work with music

Date: 1-8 July 2020

Venue: Lublin, Poland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees, to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

General Description

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees , to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

Collaboration is an important element in the life of every person. Developing cooperation habits will significantly increase the quality of life of the whole society.

The training course will be held between 1-8 of July.
Next we expect that those youth workers that have participated in the training they will organize the youth exchange in 20-30 of August. Both are in Lublin.

Participants profile
We expect that participants play music instruments/ could play(learn) how to play. If they are singers it is good also.
During the all activities participants will teach each other songs from their countries. At the same time will be perfect if they bring own music instruments to the project activities.

Music has important influence on young people:
Brain development depends on the capabilities of a person’s moving abilities: as much as a person can do with his own hands as a brain of person will be developed. The practice of playing musical instruments contributes to the development of intelligence. Music has a positive effect on the immune system, improves the body’s metabolism. Music serves as a non-medical cure for emotional disorders: music restores harmony in the body and peace of mind. Music helps to cope with difficult situations, helps to relax or recharge. Music serves to self-knowledge and self-expression.

Objectives of the project:

  • to develop music skills and organizational skills of participants
  • to organize intercultural/interreligious dialog between young people and create positive interpersonal relations between representatives of partner organizations through things that are interested for participants – through music and creativity;
  • the exchange of good practices in the field of music between partners
  • to increase awareness of diversity;
  • to increase the attitude of tolerance to people with other nationality/ language/ religion
  • to foster prevention of radicalization of young people.

Issues and needs that you are seeking to address through this project:

  1. express themselves by creating/performing music by young people
  2. development of creative skills of young people with fewer opportunities
  3. personal development / professional development by music activities
  4. including young people with different background (refugee, migrants) into local society
  5. improving organizational skills of music events / international activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizer.

Travel reimbursement

  • 275 euro – for round trip per participant from Czech Republic, UK,  Turkey.
  • 360 euro – for round trip per participant from Portugal.

There is no financial support for travel for Polish participants, but we are ready to cover these costs if they are not high.

Participation fee

The Project has not participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Dobra Wola – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503385031

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vadzim

E-Mail: prygne4any2@tut.by

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Training Course: Soft Skills for Youth Workers

Dates: 25 May – 2 June 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training course Soft Skills for Youth Workers SSYW will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey.

General Description

The project is designed in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Program. Particularly, it will increase opportunities for professional and career development of youth workers and youth leaders and improve their competences regarding soft skills.

The training course ”Soft Skills for Youth Workers – SSYW” will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries (United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey).

Our objectives are:

1. Make participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.
2. To give to the participants the platform to further the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.
3. Develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants:

Personal and interpersonal skills;

  • Communication skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Leadership skills.

4. To give to the participants the space to share their experience and best practice on development and improvement of soft skills.
5. To improve participants’ professional competencies, to increase their motivation and satisfaction in work.
6. Improve the quality and efficiency of participants’ work for the benefit of the participants themselves, their organizations and the target groups of young people, while applying developed/improved soft skills.
7. To improve the soft skills of young people the participants work applying developed/improved soft skills and developing more activities on soft skills for young people.
8. To improve the quality of youth work in general.
9. To inspire the participants to promote soft skills development among their colleagues, youth target groups and other youth NGOs.

During the training, non-formal education methods will be used, a heterogeneous group of participants will have the chance to learn from each other. The course will include role-plays, case studies, group work, visual presentations, collages, simulation games, and outdoor activities that will be implemented with participants.

During the project, participants will find a chance to improve their knowledge & skills on the subject.

The language of the course is gonna be English and courses will be based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations so the learning will be based on the motivation of each participant.

The project will take place in London, the UK at the venue Rest Up London Hostel.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • 100% accommodation food and program materials are covered as well as the organization.

Travel reimbursement

100% traveling costs (only most economical are covered, up to the maximum limits per person per country, is shown below.

  • United Kingdom 0€
  • Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland 275€
  • Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Turkey 360€

Participation fee

40 Euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

Worldview Impact Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +447826541584‬

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Soft Skills for Youth Workers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kaan Cengiz

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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Training Course: Be active! Make a change in 2020!

Dates: 1-8 May 2020

Venue: St Albans, United Kingdom

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, designed for youth worker to improve communication and social skills

General Description

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, 34 participants, designed for youth workers/educators/ youth leaders/facilitators to improve communication and social skills of the youths. The topics addressed are wellbeing, inclusion and social dialogue.

‘Be active! Make a change in 2020!’ project aims to promote quality in youth work projects and their impact through creating a groundwork to build enhanced compassionate, thoughtful and healthy communities where participants can be confident with their emotions, share experiences, develop positive mind-sets and develop tools and strategies designed to address their social issues efficiently and develop their capacity.

Objectives:

  • To explore the concept of wellbeing, how to improve and maintain wellbeing;
  • To familiarise with and better understand how to create healthy, compassionate and supportive communities;
  • To promote values such as social inclusion, tolerance and empathy;
  • To raise attention about non-formal education as a tool to promote integration and fight against racism and xenophobia;
  • To explore concepts as compassion, empathy and mindfulness;
  • To develop youth workers’ skills, competences and knowledge in positive physiology, teamwork, leadership and coaching;
  • To develop their capacity to communicate in compassionate and nonviolent manner;
  • To create space for supporting process and development in order to build up competences of the participants on how be a good learner and how to be creative;
  • To assess and exchange good practices and common pitfalls;
  • To create space for creating new networks and for the fostering of new partnerships in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Participants

The seminar is designed for leaders working directly with and for young people on a daily basis like youth workers, trainers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders. Participants need to be willing and committed to fully participated during all sessions of the seminar and should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the seminar outcomes via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their partner organisation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band).

We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country acording to the Erasmus +  distance calculator. Travel for Activity  will be reimbursed up to the following amounts per person:

  • UK – €20 -180 (depending on distance)
  • Latvia and Italy – €275
  • Greece, Romania, Malta and Turkey – €360
  • Cyprus – €530

UK visa fees will also be reimbursed (only if the visa is issued).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Tree of Colours CIC – Youth NGO

Phone: 07845066110

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Make a change – Be active.pdf

Contact for questions:

Madalina Gheorghe

E-Mail: treeofcolours2020@gmail.com

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Training Course: Intercultural Playback Theatre

Dates: 26 April – 3 May 2020

Venue: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Training course for youth workers on increasing soft skills for social change.

General Description

Intercultural Playback Theatre is a training course for youth workers, educators, NGO representatives who work with young people who would like to increase their competences to create social change for their youth groups.

The youth workers involved will specifically gain knowledge, skills and attitudes towards intercultural learning, active listening, recognition of various sides of one story, and exploration on how expressed emotions and feelings help us to create meaningful conversations around cultures and identity.

Throughout the course we will explore how playback theatre can help to facilitate cross-cultural communication of youth in their organisations and communities. With these skills, the participants will be able to learn creative and participative methods to facilitate meaningful cultural exchange in their own organisations.

The project will include the following 4 phases in 2020:

1 Online preparation (March/April)

2 Training program (26.04 – 03.05.2020)

3 Implementation of the lessons learned (June-September): conduct at least one local activity and disseminate the lessons learnt

4 Online evaluation seminar (0.5 day in early October)

The objectives of Intercultural playback theatre are for you to:

  • Understand and apply communication, expression of one’s feelings and active listening skills;
  • Gain experience in non-formal education and playback theatre as an inspiration to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Develop and implement after the training course (phase 3) an action plan: facilitate cross-cultural communication through playback theatre in your organisation’s activities;
  • Virtually share and evaluate the activities organised back home (phase 4).

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspects. Detailed programme will be sent in March to the selected participants. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Playback theatre is an improv based theatre format in which members of the audience tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by a group of actors. Specific formats are used to give back the story to the teller in a respectful way.

Playback theatre can be used to express one’s feelings, address social matters and to share one’s own personal situation with a bigger audience. In this TC it will be used to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food is covered.

You will be accommodated in dormitory rooms, in mixed country groups with persons of same gender, 2 to 3 persons per room.

Travel reimbursement

Reimbursement will be done according to the Erasmus+ rules and will be based on real costs proved by tickets.

Maximum reimbursement for participants from:

  • Italy- 20 EUR.
  • Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom- 275 EUR;

Participation fee

30 EUR paid by cash at the venue.

Application

Organiser:

KLARIS – Youth NGO

Phone: +48508312555

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marzena Ples

E-Mail: mples@strim.org.pl

Training Course. Creating Compassionate Cultures. Slovak Republic

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Training Course Creating Compassionate Cultures: Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

Dates: 14-22 April 2020

Venue: Modra, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2020

Creating Compassionate Cultures is a training course, which aims to increase professional competences of youth workers, equip them with new approaches, improve their leadership skills and abilities to make better connections and create inclusive space.

General Description

  • Are you involved in community actions and would you like to get new skills to support compassionate environment within the group you work with?
  • Do you want to learn new empathy-based and embodied methodologies of working with youth/community groups?
  • Do you want to gain tools to improve and maintain personal well-being thus contributing to developing resilience in yourself and young people you work with?

Join our training course: Creating Compassionate Cultures – Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

For who?
Youth workers, social workers, educators, trainers, community leaders – working or volunteering with youth or community groups.

If you are rooted in your community and see your possibility to make a difference and you are willing to bring more empathy and compassion into the community practices, welcome aboard!

How?
Through dialogue, group and self-reflection, bodywork, mindfulness, stillness, movement, dance and play we will journey into our personal stories and experiences, learn from each other and create a shared understanding of what is necessary to bring more compassion, support and empathy in youth work.

Venues:
** Cottage under stars – cosy cottage in a small town Modra (30 km from Bratislava), located in the forest of Little Carpathians. We will stay there for six days
** Bystro – community living room – is a space in Bratislava, created by people who care about authentic relationships and feel responsible toward the natural environment. Together we are looking for ways to live less materialistic and more connected. Our activities are related to ecology, culture and community. Accommodation for the last 2 days in Bratislava is in Freddie hostel nearby Bystro living room.

The participants and the partner organisations are expected to:
* transfer the competences developed at this training course further to youth workers, teachers, trainers, facilitators and community leaders
*ensure the wider impact of this project by implementing concrete follow-up activities and providing opportunities with and for young people in their regions and countries.

In case of any questions feel free to contact
Katarina at: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

This course will be led by:

Ilze Jece – Ilze has over two decades of experience in social and environmental activism, thus also providing training courses on environmental education, activism and campaigning for various organisations. She has experience working with women’s groups in prison and crisis center, international camps and training courses, mentoring them to develop leadership skills, as well as work on their personal development. Ilze is also a movement educator, bodyworker and certified embodied facilitator.

Kasia Stepien – Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and communities, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth. She is certified dance meditation facilitator, mindfulness practitioner, explorer and activist, active in facilitating learning processes social change and personal transformation since 2012. In her work she creates heart-based spaces supporting young people and adults on their journeys to wholeness, based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play.

Katarina Karcolova – Katarina is a social soul, who loves to be outdoors. She enjoys being in a group, community, sharing food, things and moments. Last ten years she has been involved in non-formal education as a project manager mostly working in the area of global education and instructor in experiential outdoor education. Lately she has been involved in activities with youngsters from marginalized groups. Bystro with its community played a big role in her last 2 years, as an oasis of togetherness it was for her a place to be, try and co-create.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be cover by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your travel are covered up to the following total amounts:

  • Slovakia EUR 20
  • Czechia EUR 180
  • UK, Latvia, Poland, Greece, Romania, Italy, North Macedonia EUR 275
  • Spain EUR 360

Participation fee

We are inviting you to contribute by making a donation from €30 to €60 based on personal financial possibilities. We don’t want the money to be an obstacle in participating in this course, so in case any financial difficulties please get in touch with us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bystro

Phone: 00421 905 439 737

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Creating Compassionate Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katarina Karcolova

E-Mail: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.